Chapter 3. Researching Mattering: An Overview

  1. Gregory C. Elliott

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305784.ch3

Family Matters: The Importance of Mattering to Family in Adolescence

Family Matters: The Importance of Mattering to Family in Adolescence

How to Cite

Elliott, G. C. (2009) Researching Mattering: An Overview, in Family Matters: The Importance of Mattering to Family in Adolescence, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305784.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162425

Online ISBN: 9781444305784

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Keywords:

  • researching mattering - an overview;
  • mattering - primary motivation within self-concept;
  • operationalization and craft of measurement - measuring mattering and self-esteem;
  • motivating concepts - altering and self-esteem;
  • Robert Merton's work on Strain Theory;
  • measuring behaviors and measuring control variables;
  • total relationship of mattering and behavior;
  • relationship between mattering and behavior and its complexity;
  • outcome behaviors analyzed as dichotomies;
  • control variables on probability of engaging in behavior

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Operationalization: The Craft of Measurement

  • Gathering the Sample

  • Plan of the Analysis

  • A Caveat

  • Reporting the Results of the Analyses